Friday, April 11, 2014

April 7, 2014

Aloha Everybody!!!!!!!!
    We had a pretty good week last week. We had General Conference, so time to wake up early again!!! The first sessions start at 6:00am here, so we have to wake up at least 5:15am, 2 days in a row. lol! Anyways, Conference was really good, I think what stood out most to me and what I keep thinking of is, in the first session, the Saturday morning session, was Jeffrey R. Holland's testimony near the end of his talk, you guys should listen to it if you guys haven't heard it, I thought it was super awesome!! I have 1 more general conference left on my mission, right before I go home. We watched conference at a member's home, it reminded me of the times back home when we watched conference at the Bozeman's house, because of all the food they made for us!!!!!!!!!!! elder Takei gained like 8lbs in 2 days! lol!!! The Miles family, that's their name. they always feed us so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            As far as missionary work goes, we are working with 2 people right now that are close to baptism. One of them is an elderly lady and the other is a Chuukese girl. The elderly lady is almost ready, we just need to finish the lessons. The Chuukese girl needs to get married though, her soon to be husband is a member. Being missionaries we always try to resolve people's concerns, they might not want to be baptized for some reason, so we help them gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon and the prophet Joseph Smith, once they have that, they are so much more willing to do the things that they need to do, or what the Lord wants them to do. I have seen how that works with many different people on my mission and especially in this area. 
       Eta, the Tongan girl we baptized in Feb. left for Seattle last Thursday, so we said goodbye to her at the airport, we're going to miss her a lot, but we are going to stay in contact through email.
     Today, P-day, we went to South point again, this time was to meet up with Elder Doel, well former Elder Doel. He just finished his mission here in Hawaii like 2 weeks ago, he was one of the missionaries that finished last transfer. He was in the same zone as me when I started my mission! Anyways he came back to Hawaii with his family and we met at South Point, because they wanted to take us to the Green Sand Beach. We went in their Jeep that they were renting, all 6 of us in there lol! To get to the Green Sand Beach you need a 4 wheel drive truck or Jeep, or else you won't be able to make it lol! The drive to the beach was pretty fun itself lol! all the hills, rocks,and mud we went through! I've definitely never seen a green sand beach before, so that was pretty cool. Also what was pretty cool was hiking on the rock around the beach. We got some cool pictures. You have to walk down a really steep hill to get to the beach itself. One of the best P-days i think, and it was nice to talk to (former) Elder Doel again!!! His first name is Ryan. Ryan Doel. He said it was weird going by his first name again lol!!!!!!! Hope you guys have a great time this coming week!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love ,
Elder Randall

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